Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: kafka quote

From: rikke & hanne kesten (
Date: 21 Apr 2000

a.n.smith wrote:
> Both of these guys, what you're talking about has nothing to do with
> hard-boiled writing.......

  I'm from the "I can't define it but I know it when I see it" school.
  If the writer's philosophy is basically hard-boiled, doesn't that color his writing? And, conversely, if the writer is of a "cozier" mind won't his characters lack the bite of hard-boiled style?
  In my mind, that quote certifies Kafka as a very hard-boiled thinker.

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